Private Michael Sullivan was terribly wounded by 5 bullets at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and despite attentive care, suffered for about 7 months before he died of massive infection and other effects of his wounds.

This image is of page 185 in Volume 2, Part 3 of US Army Surgeon General J.K. Barnes’ Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (MSHWR, 1870-88). All 6 books of the MSHWR are online thanks to the National Library of Medicine at NIH in Bethesda, MD.

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